The Ottawa Real Estate Board announces new President for 2017

December 20, 2016

On December 1, 2016, Members of the Ottawa Real Estate Board elected a new Board of Directors for the upcoming year. The Ottawa Real Estate Board is the city’s largest trade association with over 3,100 sales representatives and brokers in the Ottawa area.

The new Executive will be comprised of 2017 President Rick Eisert, Past-President Shane Silva, President-Elect Ralph Shaw, and Vice-President Dwight Delahunt.

New President, Rick Eisert, has been a Member of the Ottawa Real Estate Board for 34 years, and has served on numerous committee’s and task forces since 1994, including Governance, MLS® & Technology, Professional Standards, and more. Rick was first elected to the Board of Directors in 2011 for a two-year term, and then rejoined in 2015, when he was named Vice President. In 2016 he was voted as President-Elect.

“I have worked very hard this past year to prepare for this moment and for the year ahead,” says new President, Rick Eisert. “I am humbled and very proud to serve as President of this amazing organization, and am very excited about the year ahead.”

Joining Rick are continuing Directors Rachel Hammer, Dominique Milne, Anna Russell, and Debra Wright for the second year of their two-year term, along with newly elected/appointed Directors, David Armstrong, Deborah Burgoyne, Andrew Ouellette, Anne Scharf, and Richard Smith (Chair of the Commercial Services Division).

“To be an effective Board in this environment of rapid technology change, we will need to be nimble and adaptive,” explains Eisert. “As the Board of Directors, it is our responsibility to keep our focus on the horizon. We need to be ready to adapt to changes in our environment, especially ones that could be viewed as threats to our organization, our REALTOR® community, and the clients we serve. I look forward to helping ensure that our organization remains a strong and productive voice in our community.”

The Ottawa Real Estate Board (OREB) exists to help our Member REALTORS® succeed. We do this by providing leading edge technology tools and resources; by upholding high ethical standards and practices; and by advocating for our Members. OREB is a proud participant in the Ontario REALTORS Care® Foundation’s campaign to help shelter-related charities in the Ottawa area. Members of the Board are also members of the Ontario Real Estate Association and the Canadian Real Estate Association.

Top row: Anne Scarf, Richard Smith, Rachel Hammer, Dwight Delahunt, David Armstrong, Andrew Ouellette

Middle row: Debra Wright, Dominique Milne, Anna Russell, Deborah Burgoyne

Bottom row: Shane Silva, Rick Eisert, Ralph Shaw